Remedial Economic Nationalism 101


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Letter to The Wall Street Journal Reading the five letters to the Editor (May 18) deployed to counter my lonely missive (May 12) celebrating the Protectionist Era (1865-1913) and rebutting the Smoot-Hawley myth, I am persuaded that remedial history should be a required course for all economists. Prof. Kent Jones writes […]

Do the “Declinists” Have a Point?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 15, 1998 “Lo, all our pomp of yesterday is one with Nineveh and Tyre!” So wrote Rudyard Kipling in “Recessional,” his 1897 poem penned at the peak of the British empire for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Two decades later, in 1918, a fateful year for Germany, the […]

Merger With Portent?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 12, 1998 To any with a nodding acquaintance of history, this nation is taking an incredible gamble. When Spain, Holland, and Britain began to import what they once produced, and rely on finance and trade for their prosperity, not manufacturing and production, terminal decline set in. By 1917, free-trade […]

How Clinton Survives


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 8, 1998 “How does this guy survive?” As I learned on an April book tour, that question perplexes and puzzles. How does the president continue to ride so high in public approval, despite revelations that would end the career of a college or corporate president? How? A few reflections. […]

Europe: The Artificial Nation


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 4, 1998 “The real divisions of our time,” writes the scholar Christian Kopff, “are not between left and right but between nations and the globalist delusion.” Thus, we all have a stake in the experiment to create a giant artificial nation called the “United States of Europe.” Why artificial? […]

Europe: The Artificial Nation


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 4, 1998 “The real divisions of our time,” writes the scholar Christian Kopff, “are not between left and right but between nations and the globalist delusion.” Thus, we all have a stake in the experiment to create a giant artificial nation called the “United States of Europe.” Why artificial? […]

NATO Expansion: Unnecessary and Provocative


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 30, 1998 A century ago, William McKinley, a teenage veteran of Antietam who had wanted his presidency remembered as a time of prosperity and peace, took America to war with Spain. It lasted four months, ending in total triumph for the United States, which lost more men to fever […]